2 dead, 2 injured in shooting incidents in Negros Island

2 dead, 2 injured in shooting incidents

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2 dead, 2 injured in shooting incidents

Friday, February 17, 2017

TWO men died while two others were injured in separate shooting incidents in Negros Island Region earlier this week.

In Negros Oriental, Edgardo Cabatuan, 53, of Ylagan Street, Barangay 6, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, was gunned down by two unidentified men on a motorcycle in Barangay Bagawines, Vallahermoso town around 11:50 a.m. Tuesday.

Investigation showed that Cabatuan was headed toward Guihulngan City when one of the assailants, who was believed to be a woman, fired at him using a .45 caliber pistol.

Cabatuan sustained two gunshot wounds.

Police recovered two bullets of .45 caliber pistol.

In Negros Occidental, a laborer was shot to death in Barangay 5 Poblacion, Moises Padilla town around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police identified the fatality as Mar John Tolosa Sr., 36, of Barangay 4 Poblacion.

Police records showed that Tolosa was inside a videoke bar when Jade Escover of Barangay Inolingan fired at the victim several times. Tolosa succumbed to head injuries.

Escover was believed to be under the influence of intoxicating liquor.

Investigators found a homemade .45 caliber pistol with a magazine loaded with seven live ammunition and bullets of the same firearm.

Escover is detained at the custodial facility of Moises Padilla Municipal Police Station.

Meanwhile, Ducay Salvador, 33, and Allston Salazar, 30, both residents of Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City, were injured after they were shot by unidentified men at 21st-Lacson Streets around 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigation showed the victims were about to park their motorcycle when a group of unidentified persons arrived and fired at them using an improvised firearm.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 17, 2017.

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